Why Did Blockbuster Stop DVD-by-Mail Rentals?


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Blockbuster discontinued its DVD-by-mail rentals because consumer demand moved away from physical disc rentals in favor of a digital, on-demand form of video entertainment. DISH Network acquired Blockbuster in 2011, and has used Blockbuster branding for video streaming services.

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Blockbuster@home offers 15,000 movies available instantly, 15 premium movie channels, and the freedom to watch movies on DISH Anywhere, as long as there is an Internet connection. New releases are available on the Blockbuster On Demand service, which is available at BlockBusterNow.com. Blockbuster@home also includes 12 New Release Tickets to take advantage of this service at no additional charge. Finally, the program includes access to the DISH Hopper, recording technology that allows 1,000 movies to be stored indefinitely.

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